This website is a total hoot!!!
And this poem is just precious.
Sliney makes Halmark sound like Keats.
An Ode to Men
Author: FATHER MICHAEL SLINEY
Last Post Date: 2008-02-05
The daily grind is what men do best,
An early rise, no time to rest.
They battle traffic and pound out deals,
They often work during meals.
The work day is longer than before,
If they don’t produce, their boss will roar.
Day after day, getting it done,
So many headaches, so little fun!
They know their “real” job is at home,
And this is the point of this poem.
They love their kids and their wives,
THIS is what fulfills their lives!
My dad’s eyes and mine would often meet,
His deep love for mom could not be beat.
His calming presence at the table…
This was SO real, and not a fable.
He taught me how to wash a car,
To work the grill and make a par.
His person has rubbed off on me,
And all of this without a fee.
So thank you, dad, and thank you men,
For stepping up again and again.
Your wives and kids really need you,
So be authentic, genuine and true!
To do all this, you need God’s grace,
Make time for him, slow down the pace.
Confession, Mass, and daily prayer,
He needs to see how much you care!
May God bless you,
Fr. Michael Sliney, LC